Definition of supper
1a : the evening meal especially when dinner is taken at middayb : a social affair featuring a supper; especially : an evening social especially for raising funds a church supper
2 : the food served as a supper eat your supper
3 : a light meal served late in the evening
Examples of supper in a Sentence
I always enjoyed our Sunday night suppers.
It's almost time for supper.
We took a walk after supper.
I had too much wine at supper.
He didn't come home for supper.
Recent Examples of supper from the Web
The crowd, some of the them from fairly distant points, milled around in Eaglet Theater patio alongside the big yellow tent, and some took supper scattered at canopied tables.
Over the phone on Friday, Grether-Sweeney said that her department serves about 19,000 lunches a day, as well as 3,000 to 5,000 suppers and 10,000 to 11,000 breakfasts.
Wine, beverages, and a light supper will be provided, but reservations are required.
Guests should bring chairs or blankets and are encouraged to bring a picnic supper.
Where to eat: Mario’s, the Italian supper club (313-832-1616).
The Schilling family, former operators of the Beverly Hills Supper Club, propose building a private supper club in Butler County.
Right after scarfing down a quick supper earlier in the evening, Paul mumbled goodbye to his mom, who was still getting used to the fact that his dad had all of a sudden died.
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Origin and Etymology of supper
Middle English soper, from Anglo-French super, from super to sup — more at sup
First Known Use: 13th century
SUPPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supper for English Language Learners
: the evening meal
: a social event especially for raising money that takes place in the evening and includes a meal
: a light meal or snack that is eaten late in the evening
SUPPER Defined for Kids
Definition of supper for Students
1 : the evening meal especially when dinner is eaten at midday
2 : refreshments served late in the evening especially at a social gathering
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